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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Mar 30, 2007 5:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: technical question- running windows XP home edition

Sometimes the file name on the cd is not read properly by the drive. Try renaming the file--though this might have to be done on the cd itself, in which case have your friend make you another copy.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Mar 30, 2007 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: technical question- running windows XP home edition

If it is not a currupt file, it may be the surface of the disk.

Look at the reading surface of the disk, if there are scratches that run from the center to the edge of the disk, they can usually be buffed out with a Skip Doctor repair kit that is a great $40 investment. I saved many CD's, DVD's and PS2 games with it. Get the hand crank one, the automatic one sucks and eats batteries. Go green and jut don't over power the cranking handle it can break off. If the disk has a scratch running perpindicular to the edge, you are most likely screwed. I always shut off autoplay, auto update and all the other stuff that runs in the background on XP and have increased performance drastically so shutting that stuff will help in other areas, especially if you are into music and sound on the PC.